A Safe Space level 3 – Recognising, telling and taking action

How you recognise signs of abuse and how you respond to allegations, disclosures or concerns

Page last updated: 17 February 2022

Who is level 3 for?

At least one leader per unit (leader, assistant leader, leader in training) must have completed level 3.

However we recommend that all leaders complete this level 3, as well as mentors, advisers, coordinators (except GO coordinators), licence holders on residentials, trainers, tutors, anyone leading a team of adults, and those doing level 4.

Don't forget you will also need to complete Levels 1 and 2.

Everyone needs to have the correct level of A Safe Space training for their role. You may have your membership withdrawn if you do not complete the levels you need. Find out what happens if you haven't completed your training.

There must be a level 3 A Safe Space holder at every unit meeting. In order to give units maximum flexibility we recommend that all leaders, assistant leaders and leaders in training hold level 3, but this is not a mandatory requirement.

You’ll learn about

  • What to do if someone tells you about a concern, allegation or disclosure
  • How to recognise there is a concern
  • How you can support and help someone tell their story safely
  • How to take action and with whom
  • Where to get help

What you need to do

Download the booklet and go to a local training session.

Download the booklet

How long does it take?

  • Training session 3 to 3.5 hours. Ask your commissioner or country/region office for details next one is.

Already have safeguarding expertise or experience outside of guiding?

We’re currently reviewing recognised prior learning across all our A Safe Space training to make sure it matches the revised training content. From September 2021 we're suspending the Recognised Prior Learning process and no new applications will be accepted while the review is being carried out.

How to find a session

Nationally-run webinars can be found and booked on our learning platform. Or you could book a local webinar or in-person session - contact your country/region office to find out what's available in your area.

The link below will take you to the learning platform, if it’s your first time on the learning platform then click on the ‘need help logging in’ button to get instructions on how to set up your password. You do not need to have received your welcome email to log in to the platform.

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